Discover Venice with a professional historian

Private walking tours for small groups

Discover the lesser known history of Venice

Venice is steeped in history like few other places, and yet much pass unnoticed.

History Walks Venice will help you notice some of this.

Hidden History

Depiction of 16th century gondolas on an alter at Santa Giustina in Venice

A walk around Venice, exploring the many messages from Venice of yore, often hidden in plain view.

Plague Island

Drawings on the walls on Lazzaretto Nuovo island, from the 16th century

A guided visit to the island Lazzaretto Nuovo, where quarantine was invented to fight the Black Death.

Venetian Boats

Oar maker Saverio Pastor working on an oar in his workshop

A walk between shipyards, oar makers and model shops, looking at boats and talking about traditions.

What others said

5.0 rating
August 29, 2020

We absolutely recommend this tour. We learned so much about the history of Venedig by looking at wonderful small details we would have never seen on our own! Wonderful guide with loads of stories and love for this city.

Alice
5.0 rating
August 16, 2020

It was a unique experience – Rene always had the answers to our many questions of Venice’s history. We walked through places we would’ve never gone on our own, and we saw the city through the lenses of a passionate observer.

Paúl

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